Thermoplastics Videos

Thermoplastics Videos
This is a video clip displaying NEC's newest highly functional bioplastics made from plant extracts reducing carbon dioxide emissions and preserving oil resources. The bioplastics compositions are based on polylactic acid (PLA) with the addition of carbon fibers and proprietary bonded material which have desirable properties. These add durability and result in a higher heat conductivity than stainless steel.
This video clip details what nanotechnology is from a fundamental understanding point of view. It addresses the fact that nano-sized materials behave differently to their bulk analogies. Reasons for the different behaviour of nanomaterials are outlined.
ThermoFab launched its Thermoforming Superhero video. The Superhero was created to provide a fresh, fun explanation on the process of thermoforming plastics and on ThermoFab's unique capabilities to go from concepts on a napkin to finished product in 6 weeks.
An interview with a representative from DuPont on discussing the company's renewable packaging products. The use of biodegradable materials and various thin films to create these products. Also DuPont's strategy in releasing renewable packaging products.
A visual demonstration on the production of PET bottle through the process of blow molding.
A video demonstrating different automated testing systems for tensile, bend and impact tensile tests on seven different types of plastics
The newest in innovative medical material is the nano-composite hydrogel or NC Gel. This video demonstrate the medical applications of NC Gel which display good mechanical properties, transparencies and is made of 90% ordinary water suitable for various biological applications. Not only that, it is also environmentally friendly.
This video demonstrate the synthesis of nylon from the chemical reaction between sebacoyl chloride with a diamine (1,6-hexanediamine).
Epoxy is great for gluing together a variety of materials. From glass to stone, the video demonstrates why epoxy glue is what you need to use to get a lasting bond.
Scott Bergeron from Buck Scientific shows us the key features of the prototype 530 Infrared spectrophotometer, which is based on the M500 model of which it shares several characteristics. It is a dispersive spectrophotometer that is ideally suited to analysis of organic materials such as polymers and provides information on functional groups.
Ever wondered how plastic profiles like guttering, window frames and the like are produced? This video explains the process in easy to understand language with simplified graphics to remove any mystery from the process.
A tour through a PET sheet co-extrusion production line
A video clip showing a machine that can convert waste plastics ( polypropylene, polyethylene ad polystyrene) back into reusable oil therefore reducing carbon dioxide emission.
Using ulreaviolet LED's and a fluorescent acrylic material a Japanese researcher has created a kaleidoscopic relaxation device that respond to beats of the music !!
This video shows the sealing systems from Victrex. The most critical components of equipment operating in extreme environments such as those found in the oil and gas industry is the sealing system.
This informative video provides an overview of the the rotational molding process. It outlines all stages of the process from the making of the molds, to the materials and the actual forming process. There is also a strong focus on the applications of products produced using the rotational molding process.
A video demonstration looking at the molecular level of Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles.
Alan Bresnehan from Dotmar Engineered Plastic Products shows us their range of PTFE coated heatbelts and fabrics. PTFE is used as a coating materials due to its non-stick, low friction and heat resistant properties.
A PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic recycling line.
ThyssenKrupp Aerospace USADuPont Vice President and General Manager William F. Weber announces 10 winners and 8 notable achievements for breakthroughs in improving sustainability of packaged goods.
Plastic money was pioneered in Australia in 1988 and this video takes a look inside the Australian mint to see how it is produced. All the way from raw materials, via the biggest bubble in the world, through to laser etching and printing, this video covers the entire production process.
A video clip detailing the process of plastic injection molding and the importance of the shrink factor of the plastic during the plastic injection molding process.
This video shows the light weight Victrex PEEK clamps which are used in the aerospace industry.
There is a growing group of homeowners around the world that is turning to green materials when it comes to renovating their house or building their house. However finding green products is not as easier as it seems. This video clip give the viewer ideas on the products that is currently available for keeping your home "green" and most importantly where to find these products. Go Green!!
This video visualizes the Victrex booth at K show 2013. Harald Hedderich, Aerospace Strategic Marketing Manager for Victrex Polymer Solutions gives the introduction in the show.
John Riordan from Dotmar Engineered Plastic Products tells us about their range of Matrox ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) materials that they supply for flow promotion applications in bulk materials handling.
Interesting video clip giving viewer an introduction into the history of polymers, how we are surrounded by polymers in our evryday lives as well as the various types of polymer degradation such as thermal, photo and mechanical is also shown in detail. Each of these forms of degradation are examined.
This short video from Fedtech describes the benefits of waterjet cutting and capabilities of the process. It also provides a demonstration of the waterjet process cutting plastic sheet.
Tensile testing of nylon using an Instron 5569 system equipped with Bluehill 2 software and an advanced video extensometer.
This is an instructional video showing how to make a mold from silicone rubber. Silicone rubber molds provide high accuracy and self releasing properties. They are also heat resistance, possess excellent tear strength and elongation and are suited to a wide variety of mold applications and can be used to cast a range of materials.
The Aflow Extrusion Plastometer from Zwick is used to determination of the melt mass-flow rate (MFR) and the melt volume-flow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics.
The Japanese are developing dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) which does not require any silicon making it cost effective and can be mass produced to meet future market demand as solar cell usage increase. The current development method has overcome previous production challenges and meet up to the JIS standard and the results are comparable to conventional silicon based solar cells.
A video demonstrating the new plant based-resin paint made of corn developed by Sharp as an alternative environmental energy source. Sharp has coated many of its consumer based electronic products based on this paint. This paint dried quickly and can be easily produced.
The video demonstrate the development of a new highly conductive film that can be stretched like rubber. It has many application in electronic circuitry and in particularly in the development of artificial skin incorporated with sensors.
A video clip from the Canadian Army demonstrating the new multilayer materials that is made of fibreglass and coated with PVC which is also known as three-dimensional fibre materials. Advantages of the fibre material include lowering of temperature inside military vehicles, energy conservation and crew comfort. This video demonstrate the use of such material in military vehicles.
The different behaviours of plate or window glass, tempered glass and bullet proof glass when shot are demostrated. Each has a totally different response. Watch the video to see how they all perform.
FedTech demostrate how Teflon shapes can be produced using waterjet cutting techniques.
A video clip showing air conditioning polyester clothing which blocks UV better than ordinary polyester materials and these clothing has been sputter coated with titanium to give it its unique properties. Sputtering helps deposit a better film layer on the surface of the fibre without harming the fabric and yet maintaining superior adhesion.
Zwick robotic testing system 'roboTest R' with materials testing machine 200 kN for tensile tests on plastics according to standards like (ISO 6892, EN 10002, ISO 527,ISO 3167, ASTM D 638, ASTM E 8, EN 10002, JIS Z 2241)
A video clip detailing the process of plastic injection molding from automatic/manual raw material introdction through to the raw product. Also outlined is how external heating fans are used to introduce additional heat to the injection barrel. These are controlled by thermocouples to moderate the amount of heat they add.
David Evans from Dotmar Engineered Plastic Products tells us about their chemical processing vessels production service. Their complete service starts from concept and goes all the way through to installation.
A video clip showing the innovative Australian technology transforming household plastic and rubber waste into steel. The technology has positive environmental implications through reducing landfill. The trechnology also reduces energy consumption in the electric arc furnace in the steel making process.
This video quickly describes the tensile testing procedure for plastics materials, in this case HDPE. All important pieces of equipment are shown, a test is performed so you can clearly see the behaviour of HDPE during the test and sample results are displayed.
Demonstration of the determination of melt mass flow rate (MFR) and melt volume flow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics using the Zwick Mflow, the modular meltflow plastometer. Key elements of the system are pointed out and the measurement sequence demonstrated.
Zwick robotic testing system 'roboTest R' with pendulum impact tester and integrated notch milling unit for impact tests on plastics according to standards like (ASTM D 256, ISO 179, ISO 3167, ASTM D 638)
A video clip showing benefits of polyethylene butt fusion joints. The video demonstrate a burst failure testing showing that failure occurs at the pipe wall and not at the joint itself and with tensile testing the polyethylene butt fusion joint can elongate up to 25 times its original diameter.
Curt Marcott from Light Light Solutions tells us about his experiences characterizing materials using the NanoIR from Anasys Instruments. In particular he was excited by the fact that the technique combines AFM and IR spectroscopy, and has spatial resolution an order of magnitude better than conventional IR, which means you can characterize various features of a sample, or even analyze compositional differences across an interface.
This video detail the proper setup for taking Raman measurements using the Ocean Optics Q65000 Spectrometer. Once setup is complete it takes you through the steps of performing a basic Raman measurement using a Ramen spectrometer.
Chris Kola from Dotmar Engineered Plastic Products tells us about their range of NUVEX, high density polyethylene products. He explains their key properties and applications, in particular wet environment furniture for pool areas, public bathrooms and other architectural uses.
Alan Bresnehan from Dotmar Engineered Plastic Products shows us through their range of Eurobelt modular conveyor belts. He shows us their range of different conveyor belt configurations including: flat tops; flush grids; different flight configurations and; friction pads as well as the different construction materials such as polypropylene, polyethylene and polyacetal.
A video review by CNET on the TATA Nano which has being crowned the cheapest car in the world. This can only be made possible by advacnement in materials electrical engineering.
This video shows the features of the ASPEX Rx foreign particle analyzer for characterization of particles of pharmaceutical products. The ASPEX Rx is a "dedicated interface" product exclusively designed for the automated detection, counting, and characterization of sub-micron particulate material in the pharmaceutical industry. Developed in conjunction with one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, it represents the only integrated solution for microcontamination quality control on the pharmaceutical production floor.
The iPhone app from AZoM.com gives you the world of materials in the palm of your hand. It offers you a totally portable way to locate materials solutions, suppliers and products as well as providing you with the latest materials news, conveniently broken down into categories to suit various industry sectors.
A video showing how chemists have used CO2 which we commonly relate to pollution, to make environmentally friendly plastics. These platics are cheaper than plastics made from petroleum. They are biodegradable than polyethylene and other polymers commonly used in plastic production.
Nasa Advanced Materials Research Lab demonstrate how reflective materials are made and work. Developing reflective plastic films made from polymer solution with metal ions and than cured which gives the reflective plastics. The applications of reflective plastics in aerospace industry.
In this video Victrex invites the customers and other companies to attend K show 2013.
Ron Lutz from the Cannon Instrument Company introduces us to the PolyVISC system which is used by polymer and petrochemical companies in research and development and quality control applications.
The introduction of the Nanosceptor coating machine that places transparent coating on glass, plastic and metals which repels water, oil and other adhesive materials. Normal TEFLON coatings have a thickness of around 10microns, but with the Nanosceptor the coating thickness is only several nanometers !! Watch and see how this is done
Flexural test of a plastic test bar using an ADMET eXpert 7601 equipped with MTESTQuattro PC based testing software
The various capabilities and biomaterial research projects at GKSS Centre for Biomaterial Development are described. These include projects to develop polymeric biomaterials for wound healing, controlled drug delivery, artificial urethras, biomimetic materials, as well as materials for skin and bone regeneration.
This video shows overview of the technical capability by the state-of-the-art Victrex Japan Technology Center.
David Beaver from Dotmar Engineered Plastic Products tells us about their moulded products division and its capabilities.The moulded products division caters for injection moulded and extruded plastic products.
A video clip showing the process of extrusion blow molding which describes the use of the center feed assembly and the side-feed assembly. Also discuss the different types of dye tooling
The FlashLine series from Anter Corp is able to determine various thermal properties of a wide range of materials using the laser flash method. The properties that the FlashLine can determine include thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity. The modular unit allows thermal properties to be determined at a range of temperatures from cryogenic to 2800°C.
Demonstration of a flexible display made by Plastic Logic. It shows images refreshing even while the diplay is being "flexed".
A video clip showing the production of plastic bottles. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is used in the production of plastic bottles. This video clip shows the entire production process of plastic bottles. Plastic preforms are made by injection molding, followed by a reheat stretch blow molder which creates the final shape. The machine in this video manufactures 10600 bottle per hour. Final inspection and testing of the plastic bottles to ensure application suitability is also covered.
Zwick robotic testing system 'roboTest A' with materials testing machine 20 kN for tensile tests on thin sheet, plastics or elastomer / rubber according to standards like (ISO 6892, ISO 527, Z010, Z020, ISO 3167, ASTM D 638)
Laminated glass consists of two or more layers of glass with layers PVB between them. Advantages and applications of laminated glass are described.
A video clip showing how fullerene can easily undergo a chemical change when expose to an organic solvent. This allows a wide range of applications of fullerenes in various fields. One of these is the incorporation of fullerenes in general plastics to further reinforce the plastics.